South Korea has shut two nuclear reactors due to an influx of marine organisms just two weeks after restarting them after an earlier influx, company officials said April 8, adding to the country’s potential LNG demand for power generation as the government reiterates its commitment to reducing coal-fired power generation. The Hanul-1 and –2 reactors, both with a capacity of 950 MW, were shut April 6 after an influx of marine organisms disrupted water pump operations, said an official at state-owned nuclear power operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, or KHNP. The same two reactors were shut for nine days in March due to an earlier influx.
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